It is 65 degrees and there is a light breeze in the air... the sun shines down on your face and warms your skin. You are sitting on in your favorite outdoor spot with an iced drink of choice... your feet are up... you gaze into the crisp, arresting blue and white sky and hear nothing but silence... a butterfly lands beside you...
All products from Artsy Urban and Homespun Chic collections
Embossing folder (Quickutz), glitter baubles (Mark Richards, USA), all other products from Artsy Urban and Homespun Chic collections
Hi all, Mimi here again! These gorgeous photos were the DT's inspirations this month...they definitely make me think of the perfect summer! Well there is nothing like baseball to make me think of summer! This layout is of my son and nephew. We went to see one of my nephews T-balls games. As soon as the game was over he ran over to my son and gave him the best hug and a great big smile...it became "one of those moments" I won't soon forget!
I mixed and matched several blue and white pattern papers here. I also used a few of the fun Die Cut Borders. These make scrapping so darn easy! I love these Bling Embellishments. This is such a simple way to add a little pizazz to your layout.
I hope you are having a great summer and that this layout inspires you to pull out some summer photos and play! Have a good one!
I am going to share with you today how to create your own little mini photos frames using the Homespun Chic Layered Frames. The completed project is quick and easy to put together! Plus, they would make a perfect gift for that someone special!
Here are my completed and embellished frames!
Now let me show you how I created these little lovelies!
First select the frames you want to work. (I choose these three frames.)
A tip before starting: Remove the paper backing to reveal the adhesive on each of the frames. Lightly sprinkle them with baby powder to remove the stickiness.
............................................................................ Take a piece of scrap chipboard and cut a back and a stand for each frame. Use a bone folder or other such tool, to score the chipboard a 1/2 inch from the end for each of the stand pieces. ...........................................................................
Back: 2.75 x 3.25 inches Stand: 1.75 x 3 inches Back: 3 x 2.75 inches Stand: 1.75 x 3 inches Back: 2.25 x 2.25 inches Stand: 1.75 x 2.75 inches Cover the front and back of each piece of chipboard with a coordinating pattern paper. Cut thin strips of double sided foam tape and run it along 3 sides of the back piece. This will leave an opening on one end that will allow you to insert a photo into the frame if you would like to. Remove the tape and adhere this to the back side of the frame. Remember to keep the side with no tape at the top! The back side... ...and the front side! Adhere the stand to the back of the frame.
Complete each frame by adding the embellishments of your choice!
Here are some close up images of how I embellished my frames.
For the chipboard shapes: Adhere patterned paper to the chipboard piece. Cut around them and then sand the edges. Add Stickles and a gem for extra sparkle and shine!
For the flowers: Layer the fabric brad with the felt flowers for a quick and easy flower embellishment!
Supplies: Patterned Paper: Homespun Chic Collection Pink Sparkle Glitter and Homespun Chic Collection 8 x 8 Specialty Paper Pad Embellishments: Homespun Chic Collection Layered Frames, Homespun Chic Collection Fabric Brads Chip Art - Chipboard Shapes: Butterflies and Birds
Other: Stickles by Ranger, Gems by Me & My Big Ideas and Kaiser Craft, Felt Flowers by Stampin' Up!, Double sided foam tape by 3M
As you've seen this month, this beautiful piece has been our inspiration. I started out thinking- earth and recycling/re-purposing. I love the clouds and all the blues. I decided to remake an altered tin I had created for a mini album I never finished. I recycled it into a tin to hold my bobbins for sewing.
I created the tin with mainly blues, adding in a little yellow and pink with embellishments and paper. I wrapped the tin with different Ava collection papers. Then I added this chipboard oval to the front of the tin. I layered it over a white cardstock cut with deco scissors.
Remember that photo montage at the top- and the beautiful clouds and the sweet cloud necklace-they inspired me to add clouds to my tin. I embossed my blue paper with a swirls embossing folder, then hand cut out and foam taped the clouds in layers.
I added faux stitching on my oval, then added the sewing machine lady to the front of the tin. I added a chipboard word strip, buttons and the word Bobbins to the front.
For the top of he tin, I cut sewing pattern tissue paper in circles, then I added this large button looping my twine to make it into a flower. I also added another word chipboard strip, and a bow to pretty up the handle.
I hope you have enjoyed my post today!
supplies- gcd studios ( ava collection papers, Homespun chic embellishments- chipboard strips, vintage buttons, chipboard sticker, chipboard oval.) other- sewing pattern paper, black pen, ribbon, some buttons)
Hello! One of my favorite things to do when making cards is to create my own embellishments. Right now I am addicted to making these folded medallions... I think they are a great way to add dimension and ensure that your embellies are a perfect match.
Patterned paper (Artsy Urban mat pad), glitter stickers, tool (Chip Art Tool and flower center stamps), paint (Glimmer Mist), cardstock (white), other (scalloped edge decorative scissors)
To create card:
1) make card from cardstock
2) adhere patterned paper from mat pad
3) adhere medallion on card
4) stamp and paint chipboard, allow to dry and adhere to medallion, add punched paper and number sticker
To make medallion:
Punch edge of paper
Cut into a 12" long strip. Vary width of strip to change size of medallion
Score at every 1/4" mark
Make accordion fold at score marks
Fold in medallion flat
Glue to disc
Patterned paper (Artsy Urban mat pad), layered flowers (Artsy Urban), glitter stickers, cardstock (kraft), other (scalloped edge decorative scissors)
To create card:
1) make card from kraft
2) adhere patterned paper from mat pad
3) adhere letter stickers
4) tie on bow
5) fold and layer medallion with parts of Artsy Urban layered flower and adhere to bow Have a great day!